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Anschluss
Union with Austria
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Autobahn
German motorways
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B.D.M.
League of German Girls (Hitler Youth for girls)
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The Berghof (Berchtesgaden)
Hitler's house in the Obersalzberg
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Blitzkrieg
Lightening war
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Bundesrat
Unelected upper house of the government under the Kaiser
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Burgfriede
Agreement between all political parties at the start of the First World War
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D.A.F.
German Labour Front that the Nazis brought in to replace Trade Unions
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Diktat
Dictated Peace, used to explain the Treaty of Versailles as Germany were not involved in the negotiations
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Edelweiss-Piraten
Edelweiss Pirates
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Einsatsgruppen
Mobile killing squads, part of the **
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Eintopfgericht
Stew that the Nazis encouraged people to have once a week as part of their Winter Aid
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Ersatzkaiser
Substitute Kaiser such as Hindenburg
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Freikorps
Voluntary armies formed out of ex-soldiers following the First World War
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Fuhrerprinzip
The Fuhrer principle = one strong leader
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Gauleiter (and Gaue)
Nazi officials in charge of each area/block
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Gleichschaltung
The Nazifying of the German state
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H.J.
Hitler Youth
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Hossbach Memorandum
A meeting which marked the radicalisation of the Nazi foreign policy
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Junkers
Upper Class Prussians
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Kaiserreich
The period of time in which Germany was ruled under the Kaiser
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K.d.F.
Strength Through Joy, set up by the Nazis and gave cheap holidays to workers
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Kinder, Kuche, Kirche
Children, Church, Kitchen = the three places the Nazis believed women should be
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Kristallnacht
Night of the Broken Glass = attack on Jewish 1938
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Kripo
Police Section of Gestapo
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Lebensborn
Where single women could go to get pregnant from ** soldiers in order to produce racially pure children and contribute to the Volkgemeinschaft
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Lebensraum
Living space = Hitler's expansion campaign within Germany
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Luftwaffe
German air force
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Mittelstand
Lower middle class
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Putsch
Coup, violent attempt to take power
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R.A.D.
Reich Labour Service, compulsory for all those between 16-25 in Nazi Germany and was free labour
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Reichstag
Elected lower house of the government under the kaiser and the parliament 1918-1945
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Rentenmark
Currency brought in by Stresemann to replace the Mark in order to stop hyperinflation
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R.W.H.G.
Reichwerke Hernan Goering = giant corporation created and capitalised by the Nazi regime to keep industry in line
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SOPADE
Social Demoncrats living in exile
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Stahlhelm
The Steel Helmets
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Swing-Jugend
The Swing Youth = a student opposition group of the Nazis
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Volksgemeinschaft
People's Community = the society in which Hitler and the Nazis wanted where the state comes before the individual and those that cannot work for the good of the nations such as the Jewish would not be allowed in the Volksgemeinschaft
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Volkisch
The People's Radio = the cheap radio the Nazis produce so they can send propaganda messages to Germany via radio
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Volkswagen
The People's Car = the first car designed for masses, subsidised by the Nazis for the workers to buy
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Waffen-**
Military wing of the **
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Wannsee Conference
Conference at which the Nazis agree the Final Solution
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Wehrmacht/Reichwehr
German Army
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Wehrwirtschaft
Defence economy
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Weltpolitik
World Policy adopted by the Kaiser
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Weisse Rose
White Rose Group = student opposition group during Nazi Germany
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Winterhilfe
Winter Aid = Nazis encouraged people to have einsatzgruppen once a week and then donate the money they saved to the winter aid
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Tariffs
Import tax in order to encourage the purchase of German goods
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Divine Right Of Kings
Belief of the Kaiser that he was only answerable to God
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Social Darwinism
The belief that society develops in the same way as evolution, that those who are superior will rise over the inferior (Jewish)
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Allied Blockade
The allies blocked German ports during World War One
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K.R.A
War Raw Materials Department in the War Ministry during World War One
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Kreuz nach
Military victory
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Ebert-Groener pact
Agreement between President Ebert and General Groener that the government would not take over the German Army if the Army helped to suppress the Spartacist uprising
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November Criminals
The name given to the politicians in the Weimar Republic that signed the Treaty of Versailles
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Neue Sachlichkeit
New Functionalism = a term used to describe the culture of Weimar Germany 1924-29
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Agrarian Bolshevism
Taking land from bankrupt Junkers and giving it to unemployed as smallholdings
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Cult of Personality
A great, often excessive, admiration for a person or idea, a system of religious belief
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Eher Verlag
Nazi publishing house
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Deficit Spending
State spending on public works to create jobs that artificially stimulate demands
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A populist dictatorship
A popular dictator with everyone behind him
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Volksgerichf
The People's Courts
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